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WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2015 - If the current deadline for implementing one of the biggest changes ever in railroad safety systems is not adjusted, some rail companies have told Capitol Hill to expect service interruptions.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2015 - Excessive subsidizing by China, Brazil and
other advanced developing countries is harming U.S. and world wheat farmers and
could cost U.S. growers nearly $1 billion in revenue every year, according to a study commissioned by U.S. Wheat Associates.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2015 - USDA is awarding $20.5 million for 45 projects that will advance the conservation of natural resources, including increasing habitat for pollinators and helping farmers and ranchers make their operations more resilient to climate change.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2015 - Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts is trying to reach a sweeping agreement on child nutrition programs in time to move a reauthorization bill this week. However, disputes over several key policy issues stand in the way.
WASHINGTON, Sept., 14, 2015 -- U.S. and Chinese officials will
sign a phytosanitary agreement next week that will allow U.S. rice exporters to
ship the grain into the world's most populous country, US Rice Producers Association
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2015 - USDA and the Department of Defense (DOD) announced a partnership Monday that would add agriculture to the career training and counseling provided to the 200,000 service members leaving the military and returning to civilian life every year.
Kan., September 13, 2015 - A federal district court judge on Friday dismissed a
number of the legal claims filed against Syngenta regarding U.S. sales of Viptera,
but will allow some challenges to be potentially amended and others to go
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2015 - The U.S. 9th Circuit of Appeals vacated the EPA's approval of the pesticide sulfoxaflor, concluding that the agency violated federal law when it approved the registration without additional studies regarding potential impact on honeybees.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration today released a draft guidance document to help chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments with 20 or more locations comply with a new rule that requires calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2015 - Officials in the U.S. pork industry expect the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will mean greater access for their products to the Japanese market, but they say it may be years before exporters feel big results.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - Some House members aren't sold on the idea of increased agricultural trade with Cuba, saying it wouldn't do anything to relieve human rights abuses in the communist country.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2015 - Republican presidential candidates need to get beyond a (meat cleaver) approach to immigration policy and ensure that farms and food processors have an adequate supply of labor, says House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration has finalized the first major food safety regulations under a sweeping federal law that's intended to prevent illnesses linked to both domestic and foreign-produced foods.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - In the Obama administration's rush to cut carbon emissions by replacing coal power plants with natural gas plants, wind farms and solar energy, will nuclear power's reliability and zero-emissions benefits be discarded?
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced Wednesday that it would offer expanded price options and elections on organic crops in 2016, helping organic producers purchase higher crop insurance policies.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - The mixed court rulings on the Obama administration's new Clean Water Act rule should motivate more Democrats to support repealing the measure or at least stalling its implementation, says Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
This week’s Open Mic features Oklahoma State University’s Dr. Jayson Lusk who has conducted extensive research on consumer attitudes toward food safety and acceptance of new technologies. Proposed labeling legislation over foods that contain ingredients from GMO crops has proven to be a polar issue that may see attention in the US Senate. In this interview, Dr. Lusk discusses the consumer cost of mandatory food labels, the social and economic implications on agriculture research and technologies and the retailers reaction to consumer food buying trends.